Things to do in Knaresborough

Knaresborough is one of those hidden gems that England is replete with. A historic market town, a spa town and situated in North Yorkshire on the scenic River Nidd, just 4 miles to the east of the affluent town of Harrogate. [Read more…]

Yorkshire, God’s Own Country

Ah, Yorkshire. What a marvellous county. Despite what you may have heard, it’s not all flat caps, whippets, pie and peas, puddings and Geoffrey Boycott! Yorkshire is a county replete with wonders. [Read more…]

The Old Smithy | Scriven | Knaresborough | Luxury Bed and Breakfast

The Old Smithy KnaresboroughIf you have never been to Knaresborough then please take my advice and add it to your list of places to visit. It is a beautiful part of the country. Knaresborough is situated in North Yorkshire just a few miles away from Harrogate  [Read more…]

Things to see in London

There is so much to see and do in London that this page could go on and on but I have selected some of my favourite things to do.

  1. London Eye

[Read more…]

5 Luxury Holidays from Around the World


There are few parts of this Earth that do luxury travel quite as well as South East Asia. In particular, the welcoming smiles and service ethic of the people involved in the tourist industry in Thailand should be used to teach the rest of the world. [Read more…]

Our Favourite Places in France

Arc de TriompheBeing married to a French person means that we visit France more than any other country. We tend to go to Brittany more than anywhere else in the country due to the fact that my wife’s family live there.

Brittany is a lovely part of France. My favourite places include St Malo and Dinan. [Read more…]

Top Destinations for Disabled Travellers

holidays for the disabledHaving a disability should not curb dreams of travelling the world and in many ways, in today’s world it does not. However this does not cover up the simple truth that some destinations around the world make things easier for disabled travellers. This article focuses on some of the top destinations renowned for making things that little bit easier. [Read more…]

Pick a Parador for your Spanish Holiday

If you’re looking for Spanish holiday accommodation with a difference then pick a Parador!

What is a Parador?

Paradors are luxury hotels that are entirely unique to Spain and Spanish speaking countries. [Read more…]

Wimbledon Newmarket Travel Trip

Wimbledon championshipsMy favourite sport is tennis and I enjoy playing the sport as well as watching it as it keeps me fit and I have made lots of great friends at my club and other clubs that we compete against.  [Read more…]